https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Wei_(8th-century_poet) http://www.chinese-poems.com/wang.html http://www.uky.edu/Centers/Asia/SECAAS/Seras/2013/12HsiaoPoetry.pdf https://www.google.com.au/search?q=wang+wei+paintings&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjp48PmmarPAhVItJQKHTXgBDUQsAQIHA&biw=1366&bih=638 Four Poems by Wang Wei Translated by David Hinton
Been doing this twelve months. Who can tell me what a poem is?
In the ‘west’ we fetishise time & labour. Something is good if it required struggle. Days or weeks or months of it. In the ‘east’, specifically China & Japan, a poem happens in an instant. The fetishised act is the creative moment. A lifetime of them.
Can never quite get me bonce ’round Stevens. Some of the early stuff is rapturous: so what. http://www.lrb.co.uk/v38/n18/michael-hofmann/snap-among-the-witherlings